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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1996
  • pp: 1442–1451

Nonparaxial analysis of the far-field radiation patterns of double-heterostructure lasers

Yajun Li and Joseph Katz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1442-1451 (1996)

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Previous analytical approximations for the far-field radiation patterns of a double-heterostructure laser have been restricted by TE-mode propagation in slab waveguides. A model that is applicable to both TE- and TM-mode propagation either in a slab waveguide or in a multiple-quantum-well structure is developed. Results of computations agree with the measured irradiance profiles of visible diode lasers of wavelengths from 635 to 670 nm. A process for deriving far-field expressions in terms of the diode-laser parameters listed in data books is suggested. Astigmatic aberration present in the wave front is determined, and the final result is expressed in a form convenient for diffraction analysis of truncated focused (or collimated) diode-laser beams.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 26, 1995
Published: March 20, 1996

Yajun Li and Joseph Katz, "Nonparaxial analysis of the far-field radiation patterns of double-heterostructure lasers," Appl. Opt. 35, 1442-1451 (1996)

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